Ray Price set to return for Zimbabwe

Posted by brmtaylor.com admin on November 12, 2007

Ray Price, nephew of champion golfer Nick Price, is set to make an international comeback later this month. Zimbabwe take on the West Indies, and Ray Price has been offered a contract for the series by Zimbabwe Cricket. Price's last outing for Zimbabwe was against Bangladesh at Harare in 2004, when he took 2/38.

Ray Price's ODI career has not been as successful as his Test career. In 26 ODI's, he's taken just 15 wickets at over 60 runs apiece. He has been much more successful in Test matches, with 69 wickets from 18 Tests.

His return to the international scene comes just months after he rejected a contract with English county side, Worcestershire, where he has had a lot of success over the past three years.

His return to the team will mean one of the bowlers will have to be dropped, most likely pace bowler Christopher Mpofu. The bowling attack for the 1st ODI will most likely consist of Elton Chigumbura, Tawanda Mupariwa, Gary Brent, Prosper Utseya and Ray Price.

Price's highest international score with the bat, 36* in a Test match. In ODI's, he averages nearly 13 with a highest score of 20. In First Class cricket, he has one century to his name - 117 not out for his old domestic club, Midlands.